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Kanye West Opens Up About ‘Famous’ Video, Marriage To Kim: ‘Our Life Is Walking Performance Art’

By Brent Furdyk.

Kanye West is no slouch when it comes to drawing attention to himself, and his new video for “Famous” is as provocative as they come, depicting the rapper in a giant bed alongside wife Kim Kardashian and a gaggle of other celebrities (all of whom are naked), including George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby and Taylor Swift, whom he famously disses in the song in the verse: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that b**ch famous.”

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, West opens up about the concept behind the video and his marriage to Kim K., declaring: “Our life is walking performance art.”

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Including the former president whom he once slammed on live television (“George Bush doesn’t care about black people!”), West tells VF: “Maybe in some alternative universe me and George Bush could have been friends. I could have been his O.J. Simpson black friend on the golf course.”

Explaining why he included Cosby in the video (Yeezy once tweeted “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!”), he explains: “It’s not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame.”

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He also discusses how he and his wife give each other a lot of leeway in their respective ventures. “[I say] a lot of lines other wives would not allow a husband to say,” he tells VF of the Taylor Swift line in “Famous”. “But my wife also puts up photos that other husbands wouldn’t let them put up. One of the keys to happiness in our marriage is we’re allowed to be ourselves.”

The response he’s received from some of his famous friends who have seen the video has been interesting, he says. “Guess what the response is when I show it to them?” he says. “They want to be in the bed.”

 

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